Category: Public Issues

Older woman are growing demographic of gun owners

Gun Sales Rise as Women and Older Adults Line Up for Training Classes

Gun popularity grows in surprising demographics

Guns are shooting up in sales. In fact, CNN Money recently reported that gun manufacturer, Strum, Ruger and Co., had first quarter net sales jump 26 percent, while earnings increased by 50 percent compared to last year's first quarter. The FBI has reported that background checks…
rifle hunting law

Hunters Allowed to Use Rifles in Livingston County, NY

A temporary decision has hunters hopeful

Hunters in Livingston County, NY are relieved today. They have just received news they won’t have to retire their rifles this hunting season. In 2014, hunters were given legal permission to use rifles while hunting big game. This law was only temporary. It was recently brought…
muzzle suppressor on rifle

Legalization of Gun Suppressors Successful in Iowa After State Governor Signs Bill into Law

Iowa is the 42nd state to legalize gun suppressors

Civilian gun owners in Iowa have received good news. A bill that legalizes civilian ownership and use of suppressors has been signed into law by Governor Terry Branstad. This action signifies Iowa as becoming the 42nd state to legalize suppressors. The bill, House File 2279, was first…
female Army officers

Rise in Females in Infantry and Armor Units Show Army’s Shifting Focus

U.S. Army's changes to gender restrictions start to show results

The Army Times announced in April that Capt. Kristen Griest, one of the first women to earn the coveted Ranger tab, will once again make history by becoming the Army’s first female infantry officer. reported that "Capt. Kristen Griest, a 26-year-old military police officer from Connecticut,…

Why More Universities Are Arming Security Officers with Rifles

More than 100 add semi-automatic rifles for campus security.

Security officers on college campuses no longer simply walk around to keep an eye out for suspicious activities.  Times are quite different now. In response to violent incidents over the past few years, many universities have ramped up their security to include rifles. An increasing number…